Usage examples for descendant

  1. It seemed to him only just that some share of the heritage should fall to the descendant of poor Susan's younger sister and faithful friend. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. Such the descendant of The Bruce to- day, the embodiment of modest worth and wisdom combined. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. But the mother of the prince aforesaid, as well as the mother of his father, being, in consequence of his, the said Hastings's, directions, incessantly and rudely pressed by their descendant, in the name of the Company, to pay to the last farthing of the demand, they did both positively refuse to pay any part of the pretended balances aforesaid, until their landed estates were restored to them; on the security of which alone they alleged themselves to be in a condition to borrow any money, or even to provide for the subsistence of themselves and their numerous dependants. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke